The 7th US Circuit court has overturned the ban on CCW in Illinois as unconstitutional, just like we always knew it was. The court has furthermore ordered the state government to come up with a law to govern CCW in the state within 180 days, else constitutional carry (carry when, where and how you like at your discretion) will go into effect! Wow, I bet many didn't see that coming.
Anyway, this apparently sets the stage for a showdown in the Illinois legislature between mostly anti-gun Democrats and pro-gun Republicans over the wording and statutes in such legislation. There was a CCW bill that was defeated last year it seems because it was too restrictive. The democratic crafter of that bill vows not to be so "accommodating this time". Illinois, and Chicago to be more precise, has a long history of anti-gun bullying to include the requirement of each owning citizen to have a FOID (firearm ownership ID) card with them at all times, kind of like have to have a background check card before you fill out the ATF 4473 at the store to buy one.
At the extreme, this sets up another challenge to be sent to the US Supreme Court, that still does not have the numbers (unless somebody flips...again) to overturn the ruling.
Bottom line, first Otis McDonald wins and now another victory for the citizens of "The Prairie State".
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